Buffalo Grove Fire Department Fundraising for Project Fire Buddies

The Buffalo Grove Chapter of Project Fire Buddies (BG Fire Buddies) is selling T-shirts and hoodies to raise funds now through November 6. Orders can be placed by completing the form at vbg.org/PFBshirts, and payments are accepted by cash or Venmo (@ProjectFireBuddies).

Shirts are available in adult sizes small through 3XL in red, royal blue, black and dark grey. Shirts are $20 and hoodies are $40 each.

“While we accept donations at any time, the shirt sales are a great opportunity for the community to promote the cause and raise awareness of our efforts,” said Buffalo Grove Firefighter and Paramedic Mike Manka, who also serves as president for BG Fire Buddies. “We hope by spreading awareness, we will be able to find local families to support.”

Project Fire Buddies is a non-profit organization created by firefighters looking to build relationships and support for families battling critical childhood illnesses. The BG Fire Buddies was formed earlier this year through a partnership between the Buffalo Grove Fire Department and the Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Local 3177.

The BG Fire Buddies are actively looking for a child who is suffering from critical illness to sponsor. Any families within the village who could benefit from the project are encouraged to visit projectfirebuddies.org to fill out a contact form.

Project Fire Buddies

Project Fire Buddies works with local fire departments to identify children with serious illnesses. The fire department and its firefighters make the child an honorary firefighter and visit with their fire buddies at home, play games, read books, bring gifts for special occasions, and show the kids just how special they are.


For more information on the BG Fire Buddies, visit projectfirebuddies.org/buffalo-grove, call 847-537-0995 or email buffalogrove@projectfirebuddies.org.